Feb 23, 2012
Feb 23, 2012

French Church Series No. 6: Bourges

French Church Series No. 6: Bourges


John Taylor Arms

(American, 1887–1953)

Graphite and black wash

Support: Tissue paper

Image: 35.7 x 23 cm (14 1/16 x 9 1/16 in.); Sheet: 49 x 31.5 cm (19 5/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

Gift of Carole W. and Charles B. Rosenblatt 2010.704

Catalogue raisonné: For Fletcher166



Although Arms described the trees with black wash in this drawing, he translated the effect of the foliage using only line on the plate. Aquatint, an etching technique which mimics the effect of wash, had been used to attain large areas of tone in earlier prints, but since it cannot be utilized for the kind of meticulous detail Arms sought, he rarely used it again.

See also
PR - Etching
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